Americans Rivian and Mercedes join forces. For a start, they will deliver electric vans and vans

Coming as a last-minute rescue, Rivian announces a partnership with Mercedes Benz aimed at manufacturing large electric vans and pickup trucks.

Best known for the RT1T model, an electric-powered alternative to the Ford F-150, Rivian was showing signs of fast approaching bankruptcy, failing to deliver the electric cars already promised, at a profit or not.

Perhaps Rivian’s expertise already gained with luxury van design fits perfectly with Mercedes-Benz’s much more commercially expressed aspirations for making cargo vans to trucks. After all, luxury can take a back seat if you can save the company by using the innovations accumulated so far to deliver affordable electric vans, possibly offsetting diminished profit margins with high production volumes.

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According to the official plan, the goal is to produce two vans on common assembly lines. One would be based on the VAN.EA architecture of Mercedes-Benz Vans. The other would center around the Rivian Light Van manufacturer’s second-generation Rivian platform. The two sides will also explore “additional options for increased synergies.”

The companies plan to build the electric vehicles at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Central or Eastern Europe within the next few years. However, before the plan can be a reality, the two companies still have to overcome numerous regulatory hurdles and “matching” innovations developed on different continents.

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“We are delighted to collaborate with Mercedes-Benz on this project,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said in a statement. “Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s best-known and most respected automotive companies and we believe that together we will produce truly remarkable electric vans that will benefit not only our customers, but the planet.”

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